Getting a bunch of shots does make your arms sore. But that is WAY better than getting polio.
- Typhoid… One less way we can die after we ford the river in Oregon trail.
Kaiser Permanent Copay = $20 (high-five for having Kaiser)
- Hep-A (Erin had already gotten that vaccine)
- Typhoid (oral — he’s a wimp)
Washington Travel Clinic (among the best self-pay prices in the region — most US health insurance does not cover travel vaccinations) = $430
Friends, family, and random internet strangers:
We are going to travel around around the world for awhile. (142 days, or four months and 20 days…but whose counting?) We will travel primarily through Asia and Africa because adding continents gets expensive and there is plenty to see in those places to keep us busy. We are pretty excited about the whole thing.
We’ve got our bags and some gear (quick dry underwear, bug proof sweatshirts, and the like). We are working on collecting the necessary visas and establishing sufficient immunity. This blog is where you can follow some of our adventures. Expect lots of photos, and possibly some tips for future travelers, as we learned a lot reading the blogs of those who have traveled before us. (See side bar for links.)
Dan Demonstrating the hopefully never needed double pack feature
Where in the world will we go?
One of the most surprising things about planning this trip so far is that nearly five months is not enough time to see the whole world, or even all of the places you really want to see. We tried to be selective and give ourselves some time to wonder in at least a few places. We’ve also hit up good friends in locations throughout our journey whose willingness to put us up and show us around has done a lot to encourage our trip and remind us just how awesome people are. The current draft of our itinerary is below.
||Leave DC travel to Springfield, OKC, Denver
||Flight to Tokyo
||Flight to Seoul
||Flight to Beijing
|A Few Days Later
||Flight to Hong Kong
||Flight to Vietnam, travel Vietnam and Cambodia
||Flight to Kuala Lumpur
||Flight to Bangkok
||Flight to Nairobi
||Travel Overland through Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania
||Flight to Accra from Dar es Salaam
|Just before the Holidays
||Flight to Jo-burg, travel to Capetown
|Early January 2015
||Flight from Jo-burg to Denver
I also want to visit country X, can we meet up?
Yes, that would be awesome! If you are planning to visit anywhere or want to visit anywhere and can make times overlap we would love to meet up and travel a bit together. Get in touch.
What about work?
After our journey ends we will be returning to Colorado after over 5 years in DC. Dan will be returning to LivingSocial, out of the Colorado office, when we get back. Erin
will be looking for some awesome health policy, budget analysis, program management or implementation work to do in Colorado when we get back, so if you are looking for a dedicated health analyst, get in touch.
But I live in X, and you didn’t reach out to me, and I’d love to host you!
Absolute apologies, we cannot believe we didn’t reach out. We’d love to see you and have you show us around X. Please shoot us an email regarding our oversight.
Will you send me a post card?
Yes! If you want a post card just shoot us an email with your address and we can mail one. If you want it from a specific country, or something, let us know.